Northside Hospital

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Northside Hospital Reviews

Updated October 2, 2014
Updated October 2, 2014
81 Reviews
3.1
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Northside Hospital President and CEO Bob Quattrocchi
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Northside offers great benefits and there is always room for growth (in 5 reviews)

  • NSH has a Good Reputation & it is ever growing (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Job opportunities are according to if you are in the right click (in 3 reviews)

  • They want you to treat the patients like royalty, yet the staff are treated like crap (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    sucks, north side sucks

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Sandy Springs, Fulton, GA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Sandy Springs, Fulton, GA

    I have been working at Northside Hospital (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    north side hospital sucks, IT deparment has the worst deparment worst managment.

    Cons

    north side hospital sucks, IT deparment has the worst deparment worst managment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    north side hospital sucks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    No promotions NO transfers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northside Hospital full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you care about people and like diversity,you would like this place.

    Cons

    LOTS of favoritism for people who manipulate managers, but don't really work hard. Half the employees here don't care. In my dept- half also did not work; so those of us that did work did twice as much work while others would hide, or leave property. Lots of sexual harassment going on, and nothing done about it. It starts at the top with head of security-so you figure it out. I was deceived about many things from day one. HR is a joke- they just want you to shut up and not complain. Never seen anything like this before. Would never suggest this place to anyone. SO MUCH gossip at work-most of it comes from managers. This place is drama and stress. They will not let you transfer to other areas/shifts/departments! Their idea of a raise is a joke! Talk to current employees before working here. NO work life balance! AND don't ever get sick or need surgery! They don't care about you, and you will be written up or even fired-especially in the first year!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new management! You have people here that are the cause of most of the problems. Managers are also very lazy and rely on people they play favorites with to do their job. Not a good way to run things. Get new people in HR that actually care about employees. If this place had a healthier work environment, more good people would stay. Get rid of the toxic people who work here. Take employee complaints more seriously. Change policy for raises- it is disgraceful!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Wrong Place for Food Services

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food Service in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Food Service in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Northside Hospital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Name is prestigious. Co-workers are great.

    Cons

    Training, morale in food services. Transition from this department to another does not exist, even though they assure you it is possible. High turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper level management is horrible, place is run like a work camp. Director walks into kitchen and you can feel the morale change. There is no work-life balance. Management needs to learn people skills. Human resources is of no help with regards to this department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    If you are in the right click you are ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northside Hospital

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    Place is an absolute joke

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    they dnt value there employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patient Access Reg
    Current Employee - Patient Access Reg

    I have been working at Northside Hospital full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    None really not recomend it really

    Cons

    boss are 2 facers they dont care for there employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst Company I ever worked for (Behavioral Health)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Northside Hospital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    High Salary, decent benefits, some great people

    Cons

    Terrible management. The people in charge and supervisors have no business in their job roles. The culture is one of fear and reprimand. You can never do anything right. You are always punished, berated, and I dare say it is emotionally abusive. They cause PTSD for the same people there to treat it in the patients. The work load is unbearable and unreasonable. There is no reward for hard work and all accomplishments are quickly forgotten. The supervisors are unstable and like to cause drama. They treat the patients terribly. They will berate them, have favorites, and make highly unethical decisions. There is no understanding of the client or the therapists lives. There is a lot of gossip and everyone will stab you in the back. No job security with people constantly quitting or getting fired for no reason. They micromanage every aspect of you life. Imagine having to take 15 minutes PTO because you will be late from traffic! It's so degrading.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get completely new management. All of the new supervisors are highly disliked and not respected. Treat people with respect and dignity. Promote within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Registered Nurse, ER In Canton

    Current Employee - Registered Nurse Emergency Department in Canton, GA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse Emergency Department in Canton, GA

    I have been working at Northside Hospital full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They're hiring. But it's only because they're hemorrhaging talent all over the place because the scheduler and immediate management are like Larry, Moe, and Curly falling over each other trying to run a department with hands-off intimidation rather than logic and rationale.

    Cons

    They treat educated and skilled healthcare professionals like teenagers at a fast food restaurant. Their scheduler is wholly inadequate and the managers are incompetent. They purposely mislead during interviews about the availability of specific schedules and other important details and then lock you into a contract that you have to buy your way out of to escape. If you want to work in an ER that can improve your career, steer clear of this place: the HR department won't even deal with you in a civil manner when they find out you work in the Cherokee facility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management: It damages your reputation incredibly when you choose to allow these managers and supervisors to remain. Having the monopoly on hospital care in a state with healthcare comparable to a 3rd-world country doesn't mean you shouldn't strive to make it better. At least try to stop it from getting any worse.

    ER Management: When you talk about the large number of letters of resignation you receive on a regular basis as though it's something to laugh about, you're missing the point where you are the reason the Northside Cherokee location is no better than an Urgent Care full of new graduates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Professional masters level staff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Northside Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Salary pays bills
    Close to home

    Cons

    Management has no respect for staff
    Emphasis is getting patients out of hospital as soon as possible to save money
    No real concern for patient welfare
    Horrible working conditions (3 x5 cramped, dimly lit office apace for two people with equipment that consistently breaks down)
    Antiquated technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect the opinions of your employees and improve working conditions
    Reevaluate your priorities ---- are you in healthcare to make money/keep a job, or to impact patient care?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    New Nurse Orientation in Family Centered Care at Northside in Atlanta

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Northside Hospital as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Opportuniy, as a new RN, to get great experience in Women's Health

    Cons

    Orientation is misleading. You are strongly advised to ask for help from your clinicians as needed, however, each clinician gives you completely different information. You are expected to attend class, take tests, learn the floor routine, and take a full load of patients, 4-5 couplets, on your own by week 3-4. This can be overwhelming for any nurse, especially a new nurse. The worst part is that you sit in class for hours listening to how important it is to be supportive, & non judgmental, & to help one another when in fact, your being treated like you are still in nursing school, and that your time off is not your own. Your schedule is constantly changed at the last minute, which makes child care very difficult.. I was so excited to work here, but I'm now thinking I made a mistake. We may be new nurses, but we should be treated with respect. We should also not be afraid to ask for help from the orientation staff which is supossed to be there to help us. We take a test after we are hired that we must pass to continue, and then we have to take another test while we are in orientation to stay on. Orientaton is a time to learn and work as a nurse with a preceptor so that you are prepared to be on your own. Testing should be used to identify areas in which the new employee may require more instruction, it should not be punitive or used to fail. If a new employee is not given a fair opportunity to learn during orientation, it is not the new hire that has failed, it is the orientation staff who has failed the new hire as well as the organization. Orientation is costly, especially when the end result is the inability to retain the new employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep in touch with the people you are responsible for. Make sure they are doing what's best for all new employees. Remind them that their role is to help facilitate the new hire, so that they want to continue to work there way after orientation. An organization and a strong effective manager is only successful if the new employees they hire are set up to succeed, not fail. Communication is always important. If you expect a new nurse to educate her patients by providing good communication, she must also receive good communication from her facilitators.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Northside Hospital

    Pros

    The biweekly check pays the bills.

    Cons

    No one cares about how well you preform. All anyone cares about is how well you can kiss up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start treating your most productive employees with respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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